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Make A Wish In Springfield

Angela Eder
Mr. Washam after getting shaved at March Madness

Make A Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization in the United States,  helps fulfill the wishes of critically ill children. The wishes are granted based on the child’s interests, and granting wishes can be for pets, celebrity meetings, Disney World trips, and much more. This year, Mrs. McDade brought Make A Wish to Springfield Township High School, and student leaders — Camryn Licolli, a senior, and Sarah Abboud, a junior, implemented different fundraisers for the organization.

Springfield is now part of the Make-A-Wish Philadelphia Susquehanna and Delaware County Chapter.  Cam said the chapter hosts some area “schools, as each school competes to raise the most money.”  Additionally, the student leader who “raises the most money receives a $5,000 scholarship and a letter of recommendation from the head of Make A Wish.” 

This year, our school leaders ran numerous fundraisers to raise money. Sarah lists some of them, such as “the March Madness shaving a beard event, the dine and Donate at Halligan’s,” and other smaller fundraisers with local businesses.  Through running the “beard competition, we made just over $500 and raised over $1,000.”

These numbers correlated with our leaders’ goals that Sarah describes as” getting donations and getting people interested in donating.” Cam adds to those goals as she wanted to “ make very school-oriented fundraisers and have everyone building support for one organization.”

As the program continues in Springfield, their goal for next year is to continue interest and donations. In the next few years, STHS is excited to see what accomplishments this program will bring as it grows from this first year. 




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Anya Geynisman, Writer
Anya Geynisman, class of 2026, is a writer for The Chronicle. She enjoys playing softball, listening to and playing music, and watching baseball and Netflix. At STHS, she participates in YAG, The Chronicle, Relay For Life, and Interact Club.
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